Retail and Franchise News - Page 7

Page 7 of Retail and Franchise News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Selling a Business: How Proper Due Diligence Can Help Close the Deal, Ga. Association of Business Brokers Panel

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Selling a business is much easier when business owners have accurate and organized records, say two Georgia financial experts. They will discuss how due diligence can help or hinder a business sale during the Nov. 30, 2010 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.

Help STOP Senior Hunger During Hunger Action Month

SAN JOSE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A startling number of U.S. seniors risk going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care. During September Hunger Action Month, and through Thanksgiving, Silicon Valley and Peninsula Comfort Keepers is asking the community to make food donations to the STOP Senior Hunger food drive.

Ancona Jewelers Launches New Collection – Sip, Savor and Sparkle

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Looking for a night out with the girls? Ancona Jewelers is excited to announce a launch party for a brand new, beautiful and versatile collection – 18k925 – an addition to the Tacori brand. This event takes place on October 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Ancona Jewelers, 1570 West Lake Street, Addison, IL.

Unified Grocers Endorses WIN Rewards as a Key Loyalty Initiative

SAN MATEO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Electronic Scrip Inc. (ESI), a leading loyalty provider for over a decade, announced a joint initiative with Unified Grocers, offering its WIN Rewards Loyalty platform to all Unified members. Unified, a retailer-owned grocery distributor, serves approximately 500 retail members and supplies approximately 3,000 store locations in the western United States. Unified and its subsidiaries, generated approximately $4.1 billion in sales during fiscal 2009.

Kentucky’s Best Barbecue: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Hosts Employee Reunion to Celebrate Multiple Victories

OWENSBORO, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Moonlite Bar-B-Q, a household Kentuckian name, is excited to share its many successes with its loyal employees. That’s why they are hosting an employee reunion on Sunday September 5. Since 1963, Moonlite Bar-B-Q has been a Kentucky tradition. In 2008, it was inducted into the Kentucky Monthly’s Best Hall of Fame after having been previously voted Kentucky’s best barbecue by Kentucky Living.

‘Black Gold’ Rolex Released – World’s First

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Time and Gems (Timeandgems.com), the #1 U.S. online Rolex dealer, has released the world’s first two 2-Tone Rolex watch coated using a process called Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) that transforms their appearance while making them up to 20x more scratch resistant.

Wanted: Gently Worn Luxury Apparel and Accessories – Designer Consignor Invites You to Trade Your Closet Stash for Cash

SHORT HILLS, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DoubleTake, a world-famous designer consignment boutique, will open three new stores throughout New Jersey this summer after posting double-digit sales increases the past two years, and wants to see you profit as well. Marci Kessler and other expert employees have flown across the globe as part of the store’s unique consignment concierge service.

VIVO Partenza – Enjoy ‘Ten for $10′ at Lunch and the ’50/50’ Program for Happy Hour

BOCA RATON, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Affordable elegance is the buzz word on everybody’s lips when they visit Vivo Partenza in Boca Raton. The incredibly gorgeous restaurant is making it easy to enjoy the ‘best of the best’ everyday. With the launch of lunch, Vivo created the amazing ‘Ten for $10’ concept. Each week there will be at least ten starred items on the menu that will be offered at the incredible price of just $10.

$7,000 Rolex Giveaway Announced by Time and Gems

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Time and Gems, an independent Rolex(R) retailer offering premium Rolex customizations, today announced a diamond Rolex watch giveaway valued at $7,000 as a thank-you to all new visitors of their Web site that sign up for their bi-weekly newsletter.

Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill Celebrates Grand Opening in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill in Boca Raton is celebrating their Grand Opening week, beginning Wednesday, August 4th. The impressive location offers an expansive space that will treat sports fans to an unprecedented viewing experience featuring the largest projection TV in South Florida and personal flat screen TV’s at every table.

Personal Business Advisors Works to Cure Executive Unemployment in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Personal (Business) Advisors, LLC, a San Antonio based organization dedicated to moving the underutilized talents of highly skilled senior corporate executives to small business, has opened a Master Office in Hoover, Alabama. The company helps senior executives who have become underemployed or unemployed in the recession to find six figure income opportunities in six types of entrepreneurial businesses. And PBA does so at NO CHARGE to the executive.

‘The Eggplant People’ Invade the Frozen Aisles at West Coast Grocery Outlets

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dominex LC, the leader in specialty eggplant products for more than 25 years, has successfully invaded the frozen aisles at select West Coast retailers. Now, consumers will find the ‘The Eggplant People’s’ combinations of fresh eggplant and all-natural ingredients at Safeway, Raley’s (Nob Hill), Vons, select Whole Foods and Ralph’s locations in addition to leading natural food retailers.

Pragotrade LLC Announces New Company Name to Align With Top Selling Product Brand

CLEVELAND, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pragotrade LLC, a leading supplier of specialized food processing equipment, announced today that it has changed its name to Weston Products LLC. The new company name establishes a clearer association with the company’s main product line brand. Pragotrade was founded in 1997 as a sourcing company that provides specialized food service equipment to consumers through major retail chains.

Light and Concept Opens Web Site to the Public

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For individuals looking for exciting and unique lighting products, Light and Concept announces the recent opening of its new Web site. Having been for many years the sole province of architects and contract professionals, LC has finally opened itself to the general public as well. The company’s new Web site is a veritable font of sage advice for everything having to do with lighting, whether that be at the planning, existing, or improvement stages of design.

All Black Rolex Watches Revealed – First Video to Show Top-Secret Rolex PVD ‘Blackening’ Process Released

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Time and Gems, an independent Rolex retailer offering premium Rolex customizations, releases a video on their website that shows in detail the top-secret PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process that many fine Swiss watch manufacturers are using to coat stainless steel watches with an all-black highly scratch-resistant coating.

Premier Clothiers Opens New Office Providing Custom Suits and Shirts in Dallas/Fort Worth and Surrounding Cities

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Premier Clothiers is announcing the opening of its new Dallas/Fort Worth location, specializing in custom suits and shirts for both men and women. Featuring designers such as Ermengildo Zenga, Lora Piana, and Dormeuil, they offer a wide variety of prices and styles. Offering to-your-door service, Premier Clothiers takes custom fittings to the next level.

‘Why Deals Blow Up:’ Advice from Georgia Business Broker Attorneys on Legal Troubles

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When you’re trying to buy or sell a business, things can go wrong. Three attorneys who belong to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) will discuss how to spot and avoid common legal pitfalls at a free breakfast meeting on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

Village 1 Hour Cleaners in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Earns International Dry Cleaning Award

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Village 1 Hour Cleaners has earned the prestigious Award of Excellence for Quality and Customer Service. This prestigious international award program is administered by the Clothing Care Council, a Washington D.C. based group. Dry cleaners must pass rigorous tests not only in the area of advanced dry cleaning but also in customer service. To date, approximately 140 companies around the world have attained the Award of Excellence.

Rebound Appears Sustainable, Worst Over for Housing, Federal Reserve Official Tells Georgia Business Brokers

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The recent U.S. economy rebound is expected to continue and housing looks to be bottoming out, Federal Reserve Bank official Michael Chriszt will tell the Georgia Association of Business Brokers at a meeting Tuesday, May 25. Michael Chriszt, an assistant vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s research department, thinks the current economic rebound is sustainable because most sectors are up.

Matt Hughes Promotes MMA Workout and Complete Fitness System

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nine-time Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes, has endorsed and tested the next big fitness craze for women and men – Cage Fitness. Hughes is a big proponent of fitness. In fact, every year he travels to Capitol Hill and meets with government officials to talk about the importance of health and fitness. Now, Cage Fitness will be added to his talking points.

Swarovski Debuts New Retail Design Concept in New York City – Fashion Jewelry Company Announces Opening of Two Boutiques

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Swarovski, the leading designer and producer of fashion jewelry, will soon feature its new retail design concept at two locations in Times Square and Penn Plaza in New York City. The Times Square boutique will open in mid May while the Penn Plaza location will open in early June. The 950 square foot Times Square space will be located at 1540 Broadway and its exterior will feature a large LED screen.

Georgia Chamber President to Speak to Georgia Brokers on Keys to Economic Growth

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, George M. Israel III, will speak on March 30 to the state’s largest association of business brokers, GABB, on ways Georgia can recover economically by remaining a place where businesses can thrive. The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state’s only professional organization and Multiple Listing Service dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.

Interim HealthCare Opens New Franchise Office in Detroit, Michigan

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the economy has forced many businesses to cut back, Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading health care franchise company, is expanding. Interim HealthCare announced the opening of a new franchise to serve the home care needs in the Detroit, Michigan area. ‘As the population continues to age, the need for home care services becomes even greater,’ said new owner Mojeeb Shahbain.

Top Selling Car in Japan isn’t a Car, it’s a Hybrid

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already well known for their trend setting abilities in technology, fashion, and design, Japanese consumers are now making headlines of the green persuasion, putting the Toyota Prius at the top of their lists. In 2009 the Toyota Prius was the top-selling car, period, in Japan – the first time ever a gas-electric hybrid has clinched the spot. For Randy Sassone of Toyota of Watertown, the news of the Prius’ success in Toyota’s homeland of Japan comes as no surprise.

Tireman Auto Service Centers Fights Recession with Free Tire Repairs and Free 36 Month Road Hazard Warranty

TOLEDO, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tireman Auto Service Centers, located in Ohio and Michigan, has implemented two new recession fighters for tire customers. One new offering, ‘Free Tire Repairs,’ has the attached slogan ‘No matter where you bought your tires.’ Regardless of where a customer purchased their tires, Tireman will repair a customer’s tire(s), ‘free of charge.’ The only stipulation is that it must be repairable according to industry standards.

PJ’s Coffee Brews Up Saints Black and Gold Blend – Saints Fans Can Purchase Saints Blend at Area PJ’s Locations

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans has partnered with the New Orleans Saints to produce a custom blend of co-branded coffee: Saints Black and Gold Blend. ‘This bold, dynamic coffee was developed to represent the amazing Saints football team that New Orleanians love so much,’ commented Scott Ballard, CEO for PJ’s Coffee. ‘We hope fans enjoy Saints Black and Gold Blend too.’

Improving Economy Allows Lexus of Watertown to Shine

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the midst of the changing economy, Lexus recognizes the need to present customer incentives that cannot be bypassed. In a time where customers are searching for rock bottom prices and better fuel economy, Lexus has responded by offering affordable luxury Lexus vehicles that save on gas and reduce carbon footprints. ‘At Lexus of Watertown we are aware that we must evolve with the changing economy,’ General Manager Vincent Liuzzi said.

Treadmill Reviews Rate Compact LifeSpan Treadmill Best Treadmill

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new compact LifeSpan TR200 folding treadmill, made by PCE Health and Fitness, was highly praised by treadmill review groups in recent reviews of the best treadmills for 2010. The compact TR200 folding treadmill received awards for Best New Treadmill, Recommended Unique Design, and Best Treadmill under $1000.

Vivesan Household Cleaners Take Consumers ‘Beyond Green’

CLEVELAND, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you have to put your hands in it, or breathe it, or walk on carpets sprayed with it, shouldn’t it be safe? National surveys show growing numbers of shoppers are asking that question when they choose household cleaners. The makers of Vivesan have an answer in the form of powerful, 100 percent plant-based, carcinogen-free cleaners that are safer for humans, animals, and the environment. Vivesan cleaning products are now available to retailers nationwide.

Multi-Flow Industries Introduces new Harvest Squeeze Juice Logo

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries announced their intention to be the fastest-growing Juice Brand in on-premise dining today, as the company unveiled its new logo and brand identity for Harvest Squeeze Juices. Harvest Squeeze Juices, by Multi-Flow, are processed exclusively for fountain dispensing. The brand is being re-launched with the slogan, ‘Farm to Fountain – Fresh.’

The Irish Battle of the Bands – Event Coincides with the Launch of SLBC Beers in the USA

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strangford Lough Brewing Company (SLBC) and the Monte Carlo Casino Las Vegas Resort and Casino are launching a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition for bands who play Irish music. The prize is an amazing chance to play at Diablo’s in the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas! The competition coincides with the launch of SLBC beers in the USA, which will be sold at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Continues to Expand Locally and with National Franchising in 7 States

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, established 31 years ago and returned to local New Orleans ownership 16 months ago, is announcing significant expansion. Scott, Steve and Paul Ballard along with Thomas Richards, Brett Pearson, and Mark Higdon acquired the corporate operations of PJ’s Coffee in June 2008 from Atlanta-based Raving Brands. At that time, there were 44 corporate and franchised stores. Today there are 63 locations with 12 more scheduled to open over the next 6 months.

CityMade Logistics to Sell, Market and Distribute Celox OTC Blood Clotting Products

BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.K. Medical products manufacturer MedTrade Products Ltd. has selected CityMade Logistics to manage the sales, marketing and distribution of Celox™ blood clotting products throughout the U.S. and Canada. The 10-year-old Buffalo-based company will provide these services through CityMade Logistics – CityMade’s eCommerce, Fulfillment and Logistics division.

PJ’s Coffee Named ‘Preferred Coffee of the New Orleans Saints’ – Sponsorship includes World’s Largest Coffee Cups at the Dome

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The next time you see the Louisiana Superdome, you may do a double-take at the two larger-than-life coffee cups outside of the world-famous arena. While the owners of PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans would like this to serve as a subliminal message that you are craving coffee, it’s really part of the company’s sponsorship of the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans Roast now available at Rouses – proudly roasted by PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Orleans Roast is pleased to announce that its entire line of gourmet coffees are now available for the first time in grocery stores. New Orleans Roast is proudly roasted by PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans and is available exclusively at Rouses for a limited time. New Orleans Roast has been expanding its operations over the past 18 months with goals such as grocery store, office coffee and convenience store distribution.

REMIS AMERICA, Energy Saving Products Utilized in New Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine

ELKHART, Ind. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading the way in reducing energy consumption is in the works for the new 49,000-sqaure-foot LEED Platinum Certified Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine and REMIS AMERICA was sure to be a part of it. REMIS AMERICA installed 32 feet of Remiglas Ecosafe sliding glass covers on freezer bunker display cases which can reduce energy consumption up to a remarkable 55 percent over traditional open frozen food cases.

1998 Camry is Now a Prize Possession

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attending this year’s Italian American Social Club of North Brunswick summer festival proved more than just a fun day in the park for one Kendall Park resident. At the conclusion of the five-day festival, Cathy Reed was selected from more than 2,000 entries as the winner of a classic Toyota Camry. The prize, an immaculate 1998 Toyota Camry LE with a well-maintained 126,000 miles was donated for the event by DCH Brunswick Toyota/Scion.

Private Tea Party Highlights Rare Jade at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, Honolulu hosts a unique Private Tea Party in which rare exquisite jade will be on display. The date is July 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., and the location is Cina Cina, the premier fine gift shop at the Royal Hawaiian, right off the main lobby. The Tea Party is sponsored by Jade Gallery Hawaii and its owner, Ruby Zhou – one of the leading experts in fine jade in the Islands.

Encinitas’ First Green Station – Encinitas Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair Receives New Environmental Status

ENCINITAS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Encinitas Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair (EFADAR) has announced that they are now one of the first certified ‘Green Stations’ in the State of California. The Department of Toxic Substances Control, in conjunction with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, awarded the certification on April 15, 2009. Since 1988, Encinitas Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair has been dedicated to the service of its customers, its community, and its planet.

Convenience Stores Put Expenses on Ice – Kloppenberg’s ProfitICE Builds Profit Centers in Convenience Stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kloppenberg is pleased to announce its newly designed ProfitICE(TM) Ice Bagging machine. ‘ProfitICE is the convenience store’s new profit center; thus the name,’ says Joe Kloppenberg, President of Kloppenberg. And he added, ‘According to convenience store owners, the net difference between purchasing bagged ice and having in-house ice bagging operations is melting away some of the red in their operating expenses.’